The Sheren Difference
Our team stands at the heart of “The Sheren Difference,” which strategically sets us apart from any competitor in Northern Michigan. Every one of our loyal team members makes a vital contribution. To give you a quick glimpse of our in-house expertise and experience, we highlight the following members of the Sheren’s Leadership Team.
|Jerry Sheren, President|
|Jerry Magee, General Manager|
|Don Kastenschmidt, Service Department Manager|
|Steve McDonald, Professional Engineer|
Jerry Sheren, President
Role: Responsible for providing a vision for Sheren Plumbing and Heating, Inc. and for overseeing the entire business, including operations, sales, marketing, and customer relations.
Areas of Expertise: Extensive experience in all facets of HVAC and related fields; provides a vision with the step-by-step action plans necessary to achieve it; offers a straight-forward and honest business approach; strongly committed to his employees, their families, our customers, and the local community.
Background: Over 30 years ago, Jerry started Sheren Heating & Cooling, Inc. after serving four years in the US Air Force Civil Engineering Division and working another nine years for various HVAC companies in Massachusetts and Michigan. He started as a one-man shop and gradually built the company to where it stands today. Jerry’s licensure’s include: Master’s Plumbing License, Plumbing Contractor’s License, State of Michigan Mechanical License and a State of Michigan Boiler License.
Jerry was not only born and raised in Northern Michigan, but he also comes from a long line of Northern Michigan residents including his great grandparents, who were among the original homesteaders. Jerry has two grown daughters who also live in Traverse City. He enjoys woodworking and spending time at his hunt club at Trout Lake.
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Jerry Magee, General Manager
Role: Responsible for day-to-day operations of the company including Design Build Sale and Project Management.
Areas of Expertise: Mechanical and plumbing design and layout, sales, problem solving, identifying energy savings, and customer relations.
Background: Jerry offers 29-plus years experience in the mechanical business. His experience includes 12 years in Design Build Sale and Development and 17 years in technical service and various management positions. Jerry has completed numerous business and technical training certifications, has three years of specialized HVAC college, and holds a journeyman plumbing license. He lives in Traverse City and enjoys boating, hunting, fishing, hockey, mountain biking, camping, basketball, golfing and most any activity with his family.
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Don Kastenschmidt, Service Department Manager
Role: Responsible for managing the service department team, providing manufacturer training for technicians and installers, plus ensuring customer satisfaction.
Areas of Expertise: Problem-solving and solution focus, as well as continuous attention to customer relationships.
Background: Don has spent the past 14 years of his career at Sheren, serving in various roles. His most recent assignment (since 2004) has been as Service Manager. He has been a local resident since 1980 and has two children. Don enjoys being outdoors, camping, boating, and snowmobiling.
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Jason Borchert, Professional Engineer
Role: Responsible for signing and sealing Sheren’s engineering drawings for the State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes approval.
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